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a half hour, first lady obama and president barack obama will be going to the area. coming up, the action president barack obama took last night to help with the relief efforts in boston. >>> here is more on what is going none san francisco, is that the bomb scare? is it going to affect traffic? >> yes, and i spoke to muni and bart, they are running and getting through. some of those exits are closed. if you want to be safe just go to powell or embarcadero instead but they are running. we are off to a steady and slow start and traffic is moving along well so far coming to the bay bridge toll plaza -- plaza and there are no troubles getting into san francisco. also 580 westbound to caster moore -- to livermore and caster valley, i just heard they are reopening the area, are they going to start reopening market street? that is the latest we just heard coming up. >>> and we have lows running 5 to 10 degrees cooler and all of the observations are coming up coming up and things are a lot quieter windwise. fog might come back into the picture friday and saturday. early next week it is looking w
day. president obama coming to town, obviously to offer words of comfort but more than that, he offered words of resolve, resiliency and power to the people of boston and to people of the united states. this is president obama inside the cathedral of the holy cross. but today, this was an interfaith service. the president joined by first lady, michelle, as well as by boston and massachusetts political leaders. mr. obama had words of comfort for the victims and their families. he talked about the strength of america and how well we come together in these times of trouble and terror. and he spoke directly to the people of boston, words of inspiration to a city in need of them. >> we will all be with you as you learn to stand and walk and, yes, run again. of that i have no doubt, you will run again. >> reporter: outside the cathedral, a huge turnout. in addition to the more than 1,000 inside the cathedral, this was the largest public gathering in boston since the marathon. people telling me they just had to be here to show strength and solidarity. first, we'll hear from a santa cru
. >> president obama took a moment to acknowledge law the suspect in massachusetts. he says there are a lot of unanswered questions. including why the brothers who grew up and studied in the u-s would resort to such violence. >> what ever hateful agenda drove these men to these attacks. whatever they thought they would achieve they have already failed. they have failed because the people of boston refused to be intimidated. americans refused to be terrorized. they failed because we're not going to waver from the character. and the compassion and the values that define this country. >> the family of the wife of the older brother, tamerlan tsarnayev, released this statement friday. quote, " we cannot begin to comprehend how this horrible tragedy occurred." in the aftermath of the patriot's day horror, we know that we never really knew tamerlan sar-na-ev. it goes on to say that, "our hearts are sickened by the knowledge of the horror he has inflicted." the family has asked for privacy at this time. >> the eleven- year-old martinez boy who was injured in the boston bombings, aaron hern is stead
channel 2 news. >> president obama spoke about the boston bombing. he offered his thoughts and prayers to the victims and he said no one should jump to conclusions about who is responsible. >> make no mistake we will get to the bottom of this and we will find out who did this, we will find out why they did this. any responsible individuals, groups will feel the full weight of justice. >> the president noted this happened on patriots day and said he is confident boston will pull threw and recover. security has been beefed up around the white house. secret service patrol cars shut down pennsylvania avenue and closed off the streets. the white house is not being locked down and people are still allowed to park across the street. >>> google is responding to the disaster. they launched a new person finding service to help friends and family community. it allows people to let others know they are safe or locate someone who is in boston. you can find a link by going to www.ktvu.com. >>> share your thoughts by going to the ktvu channel 2 news facebook page. we put on a i heart boston badge. >>
eric holder, janet napolitano, key members of president obama's cabinet all coming together to talk with him at the white house to update him with what's going on in washington. we have seen some of the roar reactions -- other reactions going on. there was a moment of silence at all major league baseball games last night. we're told there will be another moment of silence at all baseball games tonight. the new york stock exchange paused for a moment of silence before trading began. all around the country and the world we're seeing people respond to what is happening here, not only on the criminal investigation but also on a very human scale. >> emily, i know you were talking about that very key piece of information, they do not believe there are any additional threats but the crime scene will likely be there for a few days. >> reporter: can you let us know-- how does it feel there? people i imagine are on edge. >> reporter: on edge. you take a look behind me and you think it's any normal day or place. people are about to enjoy a beautiful tuesday april morning. howf, you go over --
bombing in the united states since the september 11th attacks. president obama now says that the full weight of the u.s. government is behind the search for who is responsible. >> authorities this morning are pouring over this dramatic video at the finish line for clues, bomb technicians are studying bun marks on bricks and concrete and in hospitals doctors are collecting pieces of shrapnel that were blasted into bodies. >> they will look at the components and tell them if this is someone that put this together over the internet or is this a bombmaker? >> officials believe these were two small and portable devices, possibly hidden in a backpack, one working theory they were remotely detonated by a cell phone the. >> it has the indications of being al qaeda or al qaeda-affiliated attack. >> there are no suspects. officials are tracking multiple "persons of interest" including a man of middle eastern descent being treated at a local hospital. president obama urged against a rush to judgment not using the word "terrorism" but vowed justice for those responsible. >> make no mistake we wil
that -- >> a mississippi man under arrest accused of mailing poison tainted letters, one to president obama. >> and all that matters. >> the senate rejects a bill that would have approved background checks for gun owners. >> an emotional moment in boston as the city hosted its first major sporting event since the bombing. ♪ and the home of the brave >> welcome to "cbs this morning." good morning, norah. >> good morning, charlie. a lot of breaking news overnight. the people in the town of west in central texas, waking up to a scene of destruction. a fertilizer plant caught fire, exploded last night. one witness says the force of the blast was like a tornado. >> the town of west, home to 2,800 pe,28 miles north of waco. here is what we know about the explosions. police believe 5 to 15 people have died. 160 people were injured. the explosion flattened homes and businesses in a four-block area around the plant. the cause is unknown at this hour, however, they say there is no indication yet of foul play. and manuel bojorquez is covering the damage. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and norah. investigato
. relieved citizens cheered in the streets. amazing sight. president obama appeared in the white house briefing room shortly after 10:00 p.m. to say thank goodness its over. certainly capturing the mood not only here in watertown but across this region. matt and savannah, back to you. >> where does this investigation go from here? nbc's justice correspondent pete williams has been working this story tirelessly around the clock. pete, good morning to you. >> matt, good morning. the justice department says it intends to put dzhokhar tsarnaev on trial in a regular civilian court using the rules that apply in any criminal trial and that's renewing a debate about how to try terrorists on american soil. as soon as he is physically ready, dzhokhar tsarnaev will be subjected to questioning by federal authorities but in the beginning he will not be given the usual miranda warning about the right to remain silent. instead, the government will invoke a rule that allows questioning a suspect without giving advice of rights. >> there is a public safety exemption in cases of national security and po
. that is according to a facebook posting by his mother. yesterday first lady michelle obama visited the boy at boston's children's hospital. the surgery to close a deep wound in aaron's leg was successful and he is doing much better. >> a lot of support for the city of boston. in just a few hours the san francisco marathon team is holding a run for bost. this is the facebook page of the event. now because the large response this morning's run will now begin and end at the ferry building. it will be just over four miles and set to begin at 7:00 a.m. this morning. the marathon team is asking anyone who comes to wear blue and yellow. hundreds of runners paid attribute to the boston marathon as well. the group ran three miles. one for every life lost. some who participated just returned from running in boston. they said last nights event was about resolve and determination and not about giving up. two women who were standing right near the finish line when the bombs went off say they will return. you can get the latest information on everything that is happening in boston by going to our website ktvu.com
. >> this heightened security in the bay area as president obama promises to bring those responsible to justice >> we will find out who did this we will find out why they did this. >> pam: a city in shock, a treasured tradition now tarnished by images of death and destruction. we're still learning the details about today's bombing at the boston marathon. two bombs exploded within seconds of each other, about 75 yds apart. right now, the death toll stands at three, but it could go higher. some of the more than 140 injured victims are not expected to survive. no arrests and no one has claimed responsibility. there is one report that a person in interest is being questioned by f. doris. police say, the attack could have even been more deadly. they found several devices that bill to go off. u.s. navy bomber crews are on the scene. national guard troops have set up a command post on the boston,. boston police have with a grant >> pam have dramatic video showing the first explosion right there and then you can hear the second explosion about 15 seconds later. this was shot by claude boston globe photograph
on universal background checks failed. president obama said despite a 90% approval rating among the public. and strong support from the families who lost loved ones in the newtown massacre. president obama called yesterday a pretty shameful day in washington. but what do you think? should background checks be ramped up for gun buyers? you can weigh in on the "nightline" facebook page or tweet us @nightline. world news knew is coming up soon with overnight breaking news. as always, tune into good morning america tomorrow. we're on line at abcnews.com. see you here tomorrow night. >> it looibingd like picked me up and pushed me back. a little. but like seriously felt like an earthquake. >> war zone. every window is out. >> people in this small texas town picking themselves up tonight at vigil while investigators try to figure out what setoff the massive explosion. >> but first the boston bombing suspects. fbi released video of 2 men they are calling armed and extremely dangerous. good evening. >> i'm carolyn. the fbi knew this would happen. >> within hours of releasing these images of
8-year-old martin richard. president obama called the bombing a cowardly act of terrorism. >> if you want to know who we are, what america is, how we respond to evil, that's it. selflessly, compassionately, unafraid. >> reporter: surveillance cameras like this one nearby the crime scene are proving crucial to investigators. they are using them, combined with cell phone footage of any photos they can find, in the hopes of catching the suspect. >> reporter: runners returned to the scene today to pick up belongings they left behind and their marathon medals. leah valgardson said despite the attack, she'll keep competing. >> people aren't going to stop. in fact, they'll be probably running even more. >> reporter: the area will be closed off at least until thursday. >> now, the white house is still not commenting on whether they believe this attack was carried out by a domestic or a foreign threat. but we can tell you that president barack obama will be here in boston. he's slated to arrive on thursday morning, while he will preside over an inner faith service. reporting live from boston,
about the bill. >> reporter: furious, president obama said the bill did not harm gun rights. >> this legislation met that test. and too many senators failed theirs. >> reporter: more anger erupted when a woman shouted at senators, shame on you. most republicans and four democrats from states with high gun ownership voted against expanding background checks. >> criminals do not submit to background checks now. they will not submit to expanded background checks. >> the way to stop violent crime is to stop violent criminals. >> reporter: the politics was about more than gun rights. later today, a bipartisan group of senators will roll out immigration reform. democrat senator joe manchin who fought hard to get enough votes on background checks found that with two politically hard votes, some senators chose immigration over guns. >> if you're looking at it and trying to evaluate it, they're saying maybe immigration and maybe guns on top of that might be too much for me to go home and explain. >> reporter: and many of those senators who voted no, toe me they had hearty most from t
obamas said it was a shameful day for the senate. i agree it probably was. make no mistake this debate is not over. in fact the fight is just beginning. >> the decision to delay the vote on pending legislation leaves the door open for it to be reintroduced at a later date. >> will take a break. 423 as we go. bring you up to speed on the latest of boston. we have pictures of two suspects police say were spots will for the bombings. the suspect on the left who has not yet been identified was killed on a police shootout early this morning. the suspect on the ride has been identified a. >> the to our brothers. they hail from region of russia near chechnya the little we know so far will let you know when we find out more. will be back with our latest coverage of the boston manhunt that sis under way with a second suspect. >> we are back. >> and as of police officers are calling the streets of backyards and alleys looking for the second suspect in the boston marathon bombings. there were too. they led police on a chase overnight. then exchanged gunfire there was a shootout with officers. th
. >>> president obama of course staying on top of the very latest developments coming out of boston as well this morning and ktvu kyla campbell is in our washington, d.c. newsroom. you spoke at the white house this morning. what do they say? >> reporter: pam, my contact there was working on more details for me. we are told the president was briefed over night by his homeland security and counterterrorism advisors. earlier this week the president said the white house would not speculate on anything and not be disruptive to investigation. just hours before the deadly shooting of the one suspect over night president obama was in boston speaking at an interface prayer service. then he and first lady michelle obama met with victims from the last. i'm waiting to hear back from my contact. of coursely keep you posted when i see you next hour. live in washington kyla campbell. >>> in other news this morning the new immigration reform bill gets its first test at the hearing of the senate judiciary hearing. the so-called gang of eight senators formerly unvailed the plan yesterday. it includes a 13 ye
obama paused in the oval office for a moment of silence to honor victims of the marathon bombings. the observance took place at 250 eastern time that is when the bombs exploded near the finish line of the race. as he did so, many people across the boston did the same, stopping to remember the deadly attacks. >> homeland security secretary to janet nap olitano steps of to the plate today in debate over and immigration overall. she will testify before the senate judiciary committee. some questions will come from republican senator skeptical of legislation and of the obama administration's record on border security. >> the transportation security administration is delaying a policy change because as received so much a backlash. federal officials say, they are temporarily delay the policy that will allow passengers to carry small knives on to airlines. the t s a says, it needs more time to consider feedback from advisory committee. the committee includes the aviation industry and consumer law enforcement officials. the policy has been fiercely opposed by flight attendants, unions. it
-packs.but suspect two is using only one shoulder strap. suspects. >> president obama and the first lady were in boston today. the president telling the people of that city --- quote - "every one of us stands with you." he was speaking at an interfaith service at a boston cathedral. honoring mondays victims. the president was emotional - as he saluted the city for its strength and resilience. >> boston, you are my home. ash for millions of us what happened on monday is personal. it is personal. they do not have any success on shaking us or they have picked the wrong city to do it. (cheers & applause) >> pam: after the service, the president and first lady those injured in the bombings. 11-year-old aaron hern of martinez was one of the victims who got a surprise visit from the first lady. aaron was injured while watching his mother finish the race. aaron's mother posted on facebook, that her son is almost completely free of most of the medical tubes, and his neck brace has been removed. while he is improving, it is still not known how long aaron will remain in the hospital. more chilling video
news. >> thank you, cheryl. the white house put out this photograph today of president obama in the oval office on the phone with fbi director robert mueller. the president is being updated on the explosions in boston. with him in that briefing, assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism and chief of staff. the white house increased its own security after today's explosion. secret service closing pedestrian access on pennsylvania avenue and putting up caution tape outside of the white house. now, the public can only get as close as lafayette park and only people with credentials can access the white house. >> let's bring in katie davis joining us from boston. this is one of the most joyous days in boston every year this happens. what happened tonight obviously so horrific. what's the scene there now where you are and what's the latest with the investigation? >> reporter: as you know, officials are asking everyone to stay home tonight if they possibly can but police, firefighters, federal investigators still out here on the scene. this is just blocks
background checks. and angry and frustrated president obama called it a shameful day in washington. >> what happened today was the preservation of the loophole that let's dangerous criminals buy gun was out a background check. it didn't make our kids safer. victory for not doing something that 90% of americans, 80% of republicans wanted to get done? >> two days after the parents of saratoga high school student made a public appeal, the office says they're getting more cooperation now from students. the 15-year-old girl killed herself after a photo of alleged sexual assault she was involved with was shared in text messages. aabc 7 news has the latest. >> the prosecution of three teen boys is underway in juvenile court accused of a sexual assault of saratoga high school sophomore audrie pott in an unsupervised party. >> we've done more search warrants so it's still continuing. >> sheriff smith acknowledges detectives knew the identity and were kicked off the team. but they have been campered by efforts to conceal or destroy evidence of photos allegedly taken where liquor was supposedly made a
-- with aaron hearn, the victim in the shooting. first lady michelle obama visited aaron hearn last week. >>> we now know the fbi interviewed the older suspect, tamerlan tsarnaev, two years ago after being tipped off he was a follower of radicalism. coming up at 7:15, why some lawmakers want to know if the fbi dropped the ball. >>> time is running out in san jose for people living in a large homeless camp. they will be forced to leave in a couple of hours. ktvu's janine de la vega is live near the camp where those cleanup crews are getting ready to sweep through the area. >> reporter: we've been here since 4:30. now that it's lighter, we can get a better idea what this looks like. the homeless have been access through the chain-link fence. there's a lot of trash, manmade structures and tarps. we've seen people packing up and getting ready to move. city officials estimate a lot of single adults, couples and their pets have set up camp. crews were here lost october and removed 50 tons of trash. some people are driving their cars down access roads and leaving them there to reach their -- dash camp
in the room. president obama didn't use the word terrorism. became a little bit of a political football. but bottom line, forget about left versus right what are the practicalities about what language you use and how it may hinder or help going forward? >> what the president did not want to do is panic people before information was in. so that was a smart move not to use the "t" word, terrorism. but he also doesn't want to give a future defense attorney the ability to say, oh, well there wasn't a political motive with this guy. he was just some random -- >> political motive key to a finding of terrorism. >> so it's a nonstory. i don't know why people are raising it. everyone knows this was an act of terror. we should drop that. there's no brownie points to be gained at this stage. let's let the investigators figure out who did this and the response and life goes on. this seems to me just to be a very silly issue. >> don't handcuff yourself before you know what you're dealing with. >> exactly. we have no idea right now. >> all right, julia, thank you very much. >> up next we're going to
boston marathon. president obama says those responsible will feel the full weight of justice. the fbi is taking charge of the criminal investigation. right now they say there is no motive and no one is in custody. meanwhile back in the bay area, security and law enforcement officials are stepping up patrols from the airports to public transportation. if you are out about today in the bay area expectancy added police officers everywhere. >> 7:42 a.m. and we will continue with the coverage of the boston marathon attacks. you're looking at a live shot there. back in the bay area and around the world because of happened in boston because of the we have the bay to breakers this weekend, the london marathon and there were several events that were canceled. we will be back with continued coverage and a couple of minutes. >> welcome back where tracking hot spots at the peninsula as well as the bay bridge. don't take 1 01 southbound of that as your normal route, she once spent an extra 10 to 50 minutes getting through the back up leading southbound. take a look at the problem, is video courtes
hurting people. the taliban has denied any involvement. president obama announced he will attend an interfaith service for the victims, on thursday. eric rasmussen. >>> right now we want to show you live pictures being held at garvey park. this is a vigil being held at garvey park. that's a town not far from boston. you can see here hundreds if not thousands of people have all come out to remember the victims of the bombings yesterday. this is also the neighborhood where 8-year-old martin richard was from. he was one of the three people who was killed. he was the little boy who was waiting near the finish line for his mom to complete the race. live video of a vigil being held for the victims of the bombings. >>> another victim was a little boy from martinez. john sasaki is live, you just spoke to his father about his injuries an how he is doing. >> reporter: i did talk to haren. he is the father of the 11-year- old from martinez. he told me his son is a strong kid who should make a full recovery. >> aaron is doing pretty well. he is stable right now. he's resting under sedation.
. >> reporter: president obama will travel to boston thursday for a service dedicated to the victims. >>> this was a heinous encoredly act. and given what we now now about what now took place, the fbi is investigating it as a about of terrorism. >>> we're learning more about the unity and the solidarity of the people of boston. people coming together to donate blood and money to the families of those who perished here. reporting from boston. back to you. >>> more details now about the explosive devices, a fox tv station from atlanta obtained images showing pieces of a pressure cooker thought to be used in the bombing. another photograph shows what appears to be a black padded knapsack or duffel bag. the bomb was carried in a black bag. at this hour, authorities say they have no suspects. a 20-year-old was questioned yesterday. but he was ruled out as a suspect. they say he was a spectator at the marathon. still no indication that the person acted alone or was part of a larger group, domestic orton. >>> we have doing news now, a nfl dressed to mississippien republican tested positi
: in boston, abc 7 news. is ♪ [ singling]. >> facing a packed audience president obama attended a memorial service in boston today. he delivered a message of resilience and recovery. >> they thought to intimidate us. terrorize us. it should be pretty clear by now that they picked the wrong city to do it. [applause] not here in boston. not here in boston. as you begin this long journey of recovery, we will all be with you as you learn to stand, and walk and yes, run again. of that i have no document you will run again we may momentarily knocked off our feet. we'll picower selves up. we'll keep going. we will finish the race. >>reporter: and anguish apparent on everyone from parishioners to the president as you cap see wiping tears from his eyes. hundreds of people line the street outside that church where the event was taking place. couldn't hear the president or anyone else speak. they simply stood silently in a she of support. >> also in boston first lady michelle obama dropped by the hospital today to visit 11-year-old erin little boy from martinez in the bay area had a deep t
the two men have been cleared by investigators. >>> a couple of hours ago members of the obamaness administration toured a warehouse training facility in richmond. it highlighted the relationship between community colleges and employers when it comes to building a strong work force. during the visit the labor department announced more than 474 million dollars in grant money is available to workers for in demand high growth occupations. >> we will bring more jobs to the united states. we will help more entrepreneurs to build homegrown businesss that create even more jobs right here in the east bay and across the united states. >> the warehouse facility is operated by contra costa college, the richmond work force investment board and san pablo economic development corporation. >> a few minor changes to our forecast for today but still have plenty of sunshine, lots of clear skies, a few high clouds paying us a visit right now. here is our camera looking toward the bay bridge. see some of those high clouds in the distance over mt. diablo but still lots of sunshine today and into the we
the entire area. president obama expressed his thanks from the white house. >> we owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to all our outstanding law enforcement professionals. >> reporter: the fbi marked his page, captured, and people gathered for a candle light vigil near the finish line of the marathon. in addition to a motive. investigators will be looking to answer if these two brothers were working alone or part of a larger terror group. we can tell you that three additional suspects have been taken into custody. it happened in new bedford, which is an hour away from watertown where this all played out. back to you. >> now the man hunt ended about 27 hours after the fbi released the suspect's photos. here's a closer look at the night of chaos that led up to the capture. >> the chaos began late last night, police called to a shooting on the m.i.t. campus. university police officer, sean collier was ambushed and killed. at 11:30 boston time, the brothers carjacked a man a few blocks away in cambridge. they told the driver they were the marathon bombers. a half hour later, they released
were injured. president obama has pledged federal aid to the town where laura anthony continues to cover the story. yesterday laura spoke with residents who haven't lost their spirit, even after losing their homes. >> the inside is gone. the ceilings are gone and the insulation is laying on the floor. >> do you feel lucky, though, that you got out. >> #*? >> lucky for my wife. she was sitting in the living room on the couch and the ceiling fell on top of her. >> and some good news. laura reports all 144 patients living in the nursing home that was blown apart survived the blast. >>> bay area democrats are determined to pass new gun control laws despite a failed attempt in the senate this week. at 1:00 today in palo alto congresswoman joins mike thompson to host a gun prevention meeting. both vow not to let the outcome in the senate stop them from passing house legislation. they say 90% of americans support the effort. supporters can meet both california senators if they would like to thank them forecasting votes in favor of background checks. >>> the north vallejo little league
hospital, washington is debating how to handle his prosecution. while the obama administration has agreed to decllay a readingf the miranda rights, the administration is not going along with republicans who are calling for a change in the prosecution play book. >> this man in my view should be designated as a potential enemy combatant and we should be allowed to question him for intelligence gathering purposes. >> literally hundreds of terrorists, those accused of terrorism, have been successfully prosecuted and imprisoned in the united states using the same process that's being used in this case in boston. >> at the same time, lawmakers want to know a lot more about the suspect's dead brother, tamerlan tsarnaev traveled to russia for six months last year after he was brought to the attention of the fbi as a possible islamist extremist. this has added a sharp new angle to the debate over immigration reform. >>> we have new video to share with you tonight. this is home video obtained by nbc news showing surviving bombing suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev competing in a wrestling match in 2009. he'
that appeared from "the associated press" said "breaking -- two explosions in the white house and barack obama is injured." the tweet was fake. the a.p. twitter account was hacked. the president's fine and there are no explosions. within minutes, the a.p. suspended its account. it released a statement saying the account had been hacked and the tweet about the white house was false. that's at about 10:12. between the hack statement and the tweet, the dow jones fell over 150 points. also markets went down. by 10:13, stock, bonds and crude oil were all trading before about where they were before the tweet. the dow is back up 123 points at 14,691. the nasdaq is up 30. s&p is up 13. >>> budget headaches strike again in contra costa county. four fire stations were shut down earlier this year and now two more could be on the chopping block. we mentioned the story on "mornings on 2" today. new at noon, sal castanedo joins us live with ri action to the possible closures -- live with the reaction to the possible closures. >> reporter: good afternoon. you may see fewer staff and stations open if the budg
detonation. but they are still unclear how the bombs were set off. president obama promised federal help for victims and their families. >> any responsible individuals, any responsible groups, will feel the full weight of justice. >> reporter: sources tell cbs news that a man is being detained and police are questioning him. but he is not being called a suspect. investigators are also looking at surveillance tape and other images of the scene before and after the explosion to try to piece together what happened and who might be responsible. now, in response to what's played out here in boston, other major cities are now beefing up their own security. in fact, london is slated to host its own marathon this coming sunday. they are now taking a second look at their security. reporting live in boston. back to you. >> investigators are still coming every square inch of boston. a senior u.s. intelligence official says as many as two unexploded bombs turned up at the end of the course and were safely disarmed. another device turned out not to be a bo
postponed priorities are changing in washington. president obama was briefed overnight by his counter terrorism and homeland security advisories. earlier this week, he had said that the white house would not be disrupted to the ongoing investigation and that they wouldn't be speculating on anything. just hours before that deadly shooting that left one suspect dead, president obama was in boston speaking at an interfaith prayer service. then he and first lady michelle obama met with victims from monday's blast. i am still waiting to hear back from my contact at the white house this hour as to whether or not president obama could be speaking this morning. as of now the daily white house press conference with spokesman jay carney is still scheduled for 9 a.m. pacific. live in washington kyla campbell ktvu channel 2 news. >>> happening now, runners are hitting the streets of san fransisco. it's in honor of the boston marathon bombing victims. ktvu's tara moriarty was right there for the start of the event and out there talking to the participants. >> reporter: the runners took off less th
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a militant plan in the chechnya area. >>> president obama is receiving constant updates on the boston bombing case and potential terrorist links. the white house released a picture of the president getting briefed by the national security adviser. yesterday, the president met in the white house situation room for 90 minutes with security officials, including the attorney general and fbi director. joe biden joined in by video conferencing. >>> people living in bethlehem honored victims of the boston marathon during the first marathon. the race coincided with the london marathon. many of the runners wore t- shirts honoring the victims. this man wore a shirt showing the face of the youngest victim, martin richard, he was only eight years old. we'll have more on the london marathon coming up at 8:30. the community comes together to help pay for the medical costs of an 11-year-old wounded in the boston bombings. how much a weekend fundraiser brought in and the latest on aaron hern's condition. for more on the boston bombings, you can go to our website. >>> all right. now we are turning now to info
to the bombing victims. it's being held at the city's holy cross cathedral, where president obama attended a ceremony earlier this week. cardinal o'malley also plans to celebrate the tragedy's first responders. afterwards, parishioners will gather for a victims' memorial near the marathon finish line. a solemn salute in boston for murdered m-i-t police officer sean collier. people joined many of boston's finest last night for funeral services for the 26-year-old. police say he was gunned down by the suspected bombing suspects while sitting in his patrol car.. collier grew up about 20 miles north of boston in wilmington, massachusetts. in january 2012, he joined the m-i-t police force with its nearly 60 officers. people also held a candlelight vigil last night in his hometown, remembering officer collier and all the victims. >> thousands of runners are lacing up their shoes. to take part in the annual 'presido 10' run. it's just about to begin. kron 4's mike pelton is live at chrissy field. >> reporter: >> there is going to be a 10 mi. run. and the 5 k run. many of them will start here, go
this happened. >> reporter: the third person killed was a boston university grad student. president obama arrives here tomorrow morning. these type of pressure cookers bombs are popular with terrorists in pakistan, afghanistan and india and used in the attempted bombing in times square in 2010. susan mcginnis, back to you. >> we know it's going to take a long time to go through all the video and those thousands of photos that people sent in. the fbi says of course someone knows who did this. are they any closer to finding a suspect? >> reporter: as far as suspects, there was a saudi man who was being looked as a -- as -- as recently as yesterday and there was a search warrant that brought things out of his apartment, several bags taken out. he has since been cleared. they say he has been fully cooperative. he was simply there as a spectator to see the at the end of the race. he is not a suspect and never was. he was simply a witness to the crime. >> how about the mood in boston? i know, day one is awfully tough. we have a couple of days now. are things starting to get back to normal a lit
university grad student. president obama arrives here tomorrow morning. he will speak at a service for the victims of this terror attack. meanwhile, marathon organizers say the boston marathon will go on next year. in boston, susan mcginnis, back to you. >> thank you. >>> and we are getting our first look at what one of the bombs might have looked like before it went off. check the two pictures. viewer photos sent in to whdh tv in boston show a bag next to a mailbox in front of a crowd. after the explosion the bag is gone. >>> a bay area community is reaching out to help a victim of the bombing. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec is in martinez home of a 12-year- old who is still in a hospital over in boston. good morning, anne. >> reporter: good morning. that's right. aaron hern is still in intensive care at boston children's hospital. but he is going to live. his mother posted an facebook last night saying -- on facebook last night saying the 12-year-old communicated with nods that he is okay and comfortable but frustrated without the ability to communicate. he is due for another surge
of sending letters laced with ricin to president obama and a senator is due back in court today. paul kevin curtis denies any involvement but an fbi agent says the letters contain lines that are also on the suspect's facebook page. indentations on the letter possibly from envelopes that were on top trace back to two of the suspect's former addresses. >>> doctors this morning are warning temperatures to stay away from the cinnamon challenge. the dangerous stunt has been depicted online in which someone swallows a spoonful of ground cinnamon in 60 seconds. you can't have any water. doctors say doing that can lead to breathing problems and collapse a lung. at least 30 teens needed medical attention because of the stunt last year. you know, great in your cookies. oh, man. can't imagine. >> not swallowing it whole. >>> time now 5:50. it's helped make thousands of movie memories. now a bay area city is fighting to save a cultural landmark. >> legally busted. reese witherspoon makes her first comments since her shocking weekend arrest. details coming up. [ male announcer ] every day, your car take
to justice as soon as possible. >> president obama also vowed to seek justice and promised boston would heal. >> boston is a tough and resilient town. so are its people. i'm supremely confident that bostonians will pull together, take care of each other and move forward as one proud city. >> the focus is, of course, on trying to find out who did this and why so far nobody has been detained. guys. >> thank you. >>> news of the attacks in boston sent people straight to twitter in many cases. we have one of the first pictures tweeted out from the scene to share with you now. the san francisco-based service reported the spike in service just minutes after the bombing. the first platform to report the news of the attack. several use the sight to post pictures of the scene and to let their family and friends know they are okay. law firm add new web page to help friends and family communicate with loved ones in boston. it's called google person finder. it allows others to let others know they're safe. you can find a link by going to ktvu.com. you can also share your condolences and thoughts on our
. president obama travels to boston on thursday. >> stay with abc7 news for continuing coverage of the boston bombings. our abc7 morning news begins at 4:30, and you can always check abc7news.com as well as follow us on twitter at abc7 news bay area. >> that is our report for now. thank you so much for watching. we appreciate your time as always. i'm dan ashley. >> i'm carolyn johnson. for larry beil and sandhya patel, thank you for joining us, everyone. >> good night. [captioning made possible by disney-abc domestic television] [cheering and applause] meredith: hey, guys. hello, everybody, and welcome to "millionaire." kicking things off today is an emergency room doctor from huntersville, north carolina. please welcome james perri. [cheering and applause] hey, james. >> nice to meet you. meredith: nice to meet you, too. all right, james. emergency room doctor. so you are used to anything that comes your way, obviously. that's a chaotic place to work. >> fairly chaotic, yes. meredith: so does that make this seem easier to you, coming onto a game show like this? >> i guess the difference is i
counts of letters that were sent to president obama and a senator and a judge. >> pg&e is beaching up security after someone shot up a transformer in san jose. police are on the scene as repairs continue at a substation. someone fired several shots from a high powered rifle into the plant early on tuesday. that led to a wide-spread power outage. at&t phone cables were also vandalized and the phone company is offering a major reward for the vandals at $250,000. >> mass teacher accused of having sex with a 14-year-old boy is facing nine years in prison. the 42-year-old will be sentenced next month after pleading no contest to nine counts after sexual relationship with a firm student and was arrested at the high school in livermore back in january. according to the police, the relationship began through the popular smartphone app words with friend and text messages and social immediate ya. >> seven weeks is how long the stanford professor has to find a bone marrow match to fight an aggressive leukemia. we explain why finding a match >> i have been through five hospitalizations and two ro
regularly tell me, if obama would just pick up the phone and talk to kim jong un, we could solve this whole thing. >> reporter: all parties know north korea is vulnerable. it desperately needs a good harvest to feed its 25 million people - including millions who may be on the brink of starvation. that's why beijing won't ratchet up the pressure. >> the chinese don't want to cause a regime collapse. that's their number 1 nightmare scenario, really. so, by cutting off aid to that extent, they would essentially be bringing on the one thing they're trying most to avoid. >> reporter: in coming days, north korea's military will be pressed into service in their tens, or even hundreds of thousands to help with spring planting - meantime, hundreds of thousands of south koreans not the military, but ordinary people, are coming out to celebrate the springor cherry blossom festival in the capital city of seoul. people here are tired of pyongyang's threats. for them, talks for the sake of talks are a waste of time. south korean president park guen hye has warned as much. but what would take the place of
unit today. 11-year-old aaron hern had a visit from first lady michelle obama yesterday. she gave him some stuffed toys and a medal from the president. the 6th grader is recovering from a severe shrapnel wound to the leg. it's not clear how much longer he will be in the hospital. >>> even those who made it out of the boston blast zone unhurt will always carry the scar of what they saw that day especially those who ran toward the danger to help. tracy monroe recalls kneeling whose g blown of i tried to hol hand and just rub her face and i said, hi, baby. look up at me. look in my eyes, come on, it's going to be okay. what's your name? what's your name? she just looked up at me and said, "jane." i'll never forget it. >> so sad there. jane is recovering, but monroe learned the little girl was the sister of 8-year-old martin richard who died in the attack. >> it's been quite a week out there, that's for sure. >> it has. >>> 4:33 let's get back to the bay area and let's check our traffic and weather. it looks like it's going to be one terrific weekend, huh, brian? >> it does. it looks lik
a special visit from michelle obama. they released this photo. she brought little replicas of bo, the first dog, for aaron and his younger sister. he has now had all tubes removed and is able to sit up and talk. he was at the finish line waiting for his mother running the marathon when the bombs went off. >>> here in hayward, investigators are looking into a deadly crash involving a patrol car a male pedestrian and a female pedestrian were hit at mission boulevard and cherry way before 5:00 this morning. the man was killed while the woman was taken to the hospital. her condition is not known at this time. the coroner is headed to the scene. let's get a look at the traffic in that area and elsewhere with mike now. >>> good morning. because of that crash, we do have still the mission boulevard area closed. let me show you on the map. this is just south of 238 as you are coming through hayward. it is north of the hayward loop. mission boulevard is closed for two blocks between medford and blossom around cherry way. you are going to use foothill boulevard. know that will change things, speciall
. >> president obama addressed the nation shortly after 3:00 this afternoon our time. as we just noted the fbi is running this investigation and the president says the full federal government will be used to find the person responsible for this attack. we have more from chief investigative reporter tony kovaleski. i know you spend the day talking to your federal law enforcement sources across the country. >> we are hearing there was no active specific target in california that is receiving special attention but everyone stresses that all agencies remain on high alert status. one of the early keys is the fact that they did recover at least one device that did not detonate. that is key because they are skilled at reverse engineering these devices. we are told the sophistication will help determine the potential suspect or suspects. you can bet they are combing through every piece of video and video cameras in that area. federal agents are currently running down leads internationally and domestically and two sources said today is also tax day. we also confirmed there is no individual or individua
that quote when multiple did he vases go off, that's an act of terroris terrorism. while president obama did not use the word terrorism when he addressed the nation earlier daring the message was clear. of. >> we still do not know who did this. or why. and people shouldn't jump to conclusions before we have all the facts. but make no mistake. we will get to the bottom of this. we will find out who did this. we'll find out why they did this. any response, any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice. >>reporter: the fbi has taken charge of the investigation into today's bombings in bosto boston. authorities shedding if light on motive or who may have carried out this attack. and police say they have no suspect in custody officials in washington say there has been no immediate claim of responsibility. >> number of people from the bay area witness the explosion. they were there and narrowly escaped injury. 7 news reporter laura anthony with some dramatic accounts of what happed in boston today. >> it was just chaotic. >>reporter: he's a well
. who wouldn't after receiving a visit from the first lady, michelle obama talks with aaron hern and gave him this stuffed dog. he faces a long hospital stay but is expected to make a full recovery. >> this morning, runners are gathering in san francisco in a special run to show solidarity with the people of boston. what kind of security will runners face when they get there? >> they have not mentioned anything about security. they foare on showing support for boston. th telling people they have a place to store their bags at the ferry building and moved it to the ferry building because the turnout is going to be larger-than-expected. if you want to run this morning meet at the ferry building at 7:00. this idea played out in oakland last night with 300 runners gathered at snow park and they ran three miles, one for each person who was killed in boston, runners say they feel connected to boston in spirit. >> we are not going to let this kind of thing hold us back. >> they ran in oakland at the park and held a candlelight vigil for the victims. they will run four miles starting at
because as americans we refuse to be terrorize. >> president obama hailing the hero in boston. both police and citizens who helped capture the bombing suspect so quickly. he also said he has instructed the fbi and homeland security to use all resources available to provide the victims of the bombings with answers as to how and why this tragedy happened. many tonight wonder just who are the 2 young men believed responsible for so much horror? dan has reaction from people who knew them. >> profileer are baffled. 2 brothers suspected of carrying out the boston marathon bombings have been described as funny. smart kid. who loved america and areen capable of carrying out the deadly attack attacks. but authorities say 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev and 26-year-old tamerlan tsarnaev did indeed plant the deadly pressure cooker bombs near the finish lane. neighbor describes dzhokhar dubbed by the fbi as suspect no. 2 as behaving nothing like a terrorist. >> this is so out of character from anything i know about this man. this young man. he couldn't have been more forthcoming. couldn't
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